Indian hockey legends on Tuesday slammed the national team for its "average" performance in the World Cup where they lost to New Zealand to crash out of the quarterfinal race.
India captain Harmanpreet Singh made an honest confession about his stuggles in converting the drag flicks.
Hockey World Cup 2023: India lost 4-5 (3-3) to New Zealand in the penalty shootout of crossover match at the Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar on Sunday.
India vs New Zealand, Hockey World Cup 2023 Highlights: India and New Zealand were tied at 3-3 after full-time whistle. In the penalty shootout, New Zealand won 5-4.
India will be going up against New Zealand in the crossover match of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup on Sunday
A below-par show against debutants Wales denying them a direct quarterfinal berth, hosts India would look to address their attacking woes against a plucky New Zealand for a place in the last-eight stage of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar on Sunday.
A below-par show against debutants Wales denying them a direct quarterfinal berth, hosts India would look to address their attacking woes against a plucky New Zealand for a place in the last-eight stage of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup on Sunday
Hockey World Cup: The prolonged wait for another trophy continues as India now enter the crossover stage of the ongoing mega event that is taking place in Bhubaneswar and Rourkela.
With this win, Netherlands topped the Pool C with nine points and three wins in three matches. Malaysia ended as second with six points and two wins in three matches
Three-time champions Netherlands began their campaign in style, outplaying Malaysia 3-0 while New Zealand defeated Chile 3-1 in Pool C matches of the FIH Men's Hockey World Cup
India dished out an impressive brand of attacking hockey after trailing 1-3 at one stage to thrash New Zealand 7-4 in a high-scoring thriller in the FIH Men's Pro League on Friday
Mandeep Singh struck two field goals in the final quarter as India began their FIH Pro League campaign with a 4-3 win over New Zealand on Friday
Australia pulled out of several upcoming FIH tournaments, including the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup slated to be held in India later this year, citing COVID-19 related government travel restrictions.
Tokyo Games: Harmanpreet Singh and PR Sreejesh were in top form as India defeated New Zealand 3-2 in their Olympics opener.
India was scheduled to host New Zealand for the two-leg tie on May 23 and 24 in Bhubaneswar
The Indian men's hockey team thrashed New Zealand 5-0 to avenge the loss it endured in their round robin clash.
Indian men's hockey team will take on New Zealand in the final of the Olympic Test Event.
Rupinder Pal Singh (8th minute), Surender Kumar (15th minute), Mandeep Singh (44th minute) and Akashdeep Singh (60th minute) scored for India while the team's defence ensured a clean sheet denying the visitors any scoring opportunities.